HATFIELD, Robert V, Captain, O-011947, USMC, from District of Columbia, Manila American Cemetery + HATFIELD, Robert Verne, 11947, VMF-211, MAG-11, 1st MAW, FMF, Solomon Is, November 4, 1944, killed in action + HATFIELD, Robert V., 1st Lt., USMCR. Wife, Mrs. Robert V. Hatfield, 813 Farragut St., N. W, DC + HATFIELD, Robert V, CAPT, O-011947, USMC, from District Of Columbia, location Solomon Islands, date of loss November 3, 1943
Capt Robert Verne Hatfield, pilot, was declared Missing in Action on 3 Nov 1943.
Marine Fighting Squadron 213 (VMF-213) was a reserve fighter squadron in the United States Marine Corps. Nicknamed the "Hell Hawks", the squadron fought during World War II in the Philippines and at the battles of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. With its assignment to the USS Essex (CV-9) and Air Group 4, VMF-213 along with VMF-124 was one of the first two Marine squadrons to augment carrier air groups during World War II. The squadron was credited with downing 117 enemy aircraft during the war.